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Start Preamble June 26, 2003.

The Department of Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the Treasury, Room 11000, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20220.


Written comments should be received on or before August 6, 2003 to be assured of consideration.

Internal Revenue Service

OMB Number: 1545-0712.

Form Number: IRS Form 6198.

Type of Review: Extension.

Title: Risk Limitations.

Description: Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 465 requires taxpayers to limit their at-risk loss to the lesser of the loss or their amount at risk. Form 6198 is used by taxpayers to determine their deductible loss and by IRS to verify the amount deducted.

Respondents: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or households, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms.

Estimated Number of Respondents/Recordkeepers: 185,167.

Estimated Burden Hours Per Respondent/Recordkeeper:

Recordkeeping—1 hr., 12 min.

Learning about the law or the form—1 hr., 0 min.

Preparing the form—1 hr., 25 min.

Copying, assembling, and sending the form to the IRS—20 min.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Estimated Total Reporting/Recordkeeping Burden: 735,113 hours.

Clearance Officer: Glenn Kirkland (202) 622-3428, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6411-03, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20224.

OMB Reviewer: Joseph F. Lackey, Jr. (202) 395-7316, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Lois K. Holland,

Treasury PRA Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-16992 Filed 7-3-03; 8:45 am]